United States Military Personnel (Marriages)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 15th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am aware of the facts stated. Superintendent registrars and registrars of marriages have already received instuctions as to the necessity for the permission of the United States military authorities to the marriage of United States military personnel in this country. Notice is being given to those officers of the disabilities attaching to the wife of a United States soldier who marries, even by permission, while on service in this country, particulars of which became available after the issue of the instructions referred to. It is, however, far more important that the public should be widely informed of the nature of these disabilities; and I have no doubt that the hon. and gallant Member's Questions and this reply will contribute materially to this object.